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memorial in san francisco. stevens was the u.s. ambassador to libya. he grew up and went to college in california. >>> funeral services are set today for a former pennsylvania senator arlen specter. specter died sunday at the age of 82 after a lengthy battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma. the moderate republican who switched to a democrat in 2009 was 82 years old. vice president joe biden is set to attend the memorial and burial outside philadelphia. president obama has ordered flags at the white house be flown at half staff. >>> and a one-time presidential candidate is now in hospice care. family members of senate candidate george mcgovern says he's in declining health. he served in the senate for 18 years and unsuccessfully lost his bid for the white house against richard nixon in 1972. >>> how frustrating it can be to deal with student loans. cnbc's bertha coombs explains. >>> we all remember dealing with the office, those who had the things you had to pay. after graduation, it's getting a lot tougher for graduates with loans. the consumer financial watchdog has received thousands o
stevens, will be remembered today at a public memorial in san francisco. stevens was the u.s. ambassador to libya. he grew up and went to college in california. senator dianne feinstein and libya's ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend today's service at san francisco's city hall. >>> two virginia hikers found safe in montana after being stranded for days in the snow will return home today. neal peckens of herndon and jason hiser of richmond went hiking in glacier national park last week. family reported them missing when they did not catch a flight home on friday. neal's mother says the pair hiked into the back country and fell into a ravine. they were stranded in cold temperatures and more than a foot of snow. park rangers found the men safe around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. >> i never felt that this was going to end catastrophically. i never felt that somet happened to him. >> peckens and hiser were taken to the hospital and given a clean bill of health. it's not clear what time he'll be arriving home today. >>> today is the deadline for metro to have completed installing cell
and friends gathered in san francisco for a public memorial. ambassador steefvens and three other americans died in an attack in benghazi. >>> a second person in virginia died from the meningitis outbreak. that raises the death toll to 16. more than 230 others are sick. the news comes as federal investigators raided the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the infections. health officials believe steroid injections used for back pain were contaminated with the disease. >>> montgomery county police on the hunt for a suspect who shot two men outside a popular chinese restaurant. police were called out to the golden china restaurant on old columbia road in silver spring last night. the two victims drove a mile down the road before medics caught up with them and took them to the hospital. folks saw the chaotic scene outside the restaurant. >> i didn't want to come in the store. i couldn't tell what happened actually, but i was thinking someone must have gotten shot. that was kind of scary. >> the victims had nonlife-threatening injuries and are expected to be okay. >>> a lawsuit challenging a rulin
. it was stuck in traffic in san francisco. the driver decided to take a shortcut through a construction zone. that $80,000 car ended up getting stuck in wet cement. the driver stayed in the car because it was $80,000. he was in there while the crew tried to wiggle the car out of concrete. >> he also didn't get out of his car because he knew the cameras were rolling and he didn't want to be embarrassed. and the other drivers are cheering. that's what you get, right? it is now 6:11. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has the details. >>> rummage in your closet and try to find your winter coat. we're off to a cold start. much of the region. upper 30s under a cloudy sky. by 8:00 a.m., mid-40s. by the noon hour, ought to be hitting low 60s. hour by hour, the whole region, how's it looking for today. by midafternoon, mid and upper 60s. a nice warmup after this cold start, a few clouds coming and going and a lighter wind. a look at the the seven-day outlook into the weekend in ten minutes. now danella has a look at traffic. good morning. >> good m
approve this message. >>> welcome back at 5:14. a scary scene in san francisco. a boat capsized sending 11 crew members overboard. no one was hurt. this was during practice in the america's cup. the crew said the boat was making a turn when the nose suddenly dove into the water, flipping the boat end over end. the boat cost between $8 million and $10 million. no estimate yet on the cost of the damage to the yacht. >>> a new york taxi driver in trouble after getting caught throwing a passenger out of his cab. the cabbie claimed the passenger was drunk and got sick in the backseat of his car. in court, the judge suspended the driver's license. new york laws don't allow a driver to touch a passenger, but they can refuse service. >>> the captain accused of causing the biggest shipwreck in history will go to trial. franc francesco scuttino is accused of running his ship aground and then abandoning it. yesterday a panel said a sonar echo sounder that tracks water depth was not functioning. >>> thieves walked away with several high priced paintings from a museum in the netherlands. thieves stole
to swallow. >> as for the cardinals, they head out west to take on the san francisco giants in the national league championship series. game one is tomorrow night. >> nats fans are likely trying to still figure out what happened last night. we talked to some nationals and cardinals fans right after that wild finish and they were just as shell shocked as the players. >> let down, disappointed. they had it early in the game. just pretty much let it go, this happens. this is it. >> reporter: always next year? >> yeah. just getting this far this year was a big thing, big thing for the city. a lot of history here. >> it's astounding. i am still in shock. i can't even describe it in words. i feel for the d.c. fans. if the nats had won i would celebrate with them. moving on looking ahead nationals fans opening day for next season is not too far away. the nats open their 2013 schedule 170 days from now against the miami marlins. just 170 days. >> going into the off-season, yeah, obviously we lost. but this is really great motivation looking forward. >> yes. hopefully the 170 days will give people a
fund-raising trip last night in san francisco. >>> another death linked to that meningitis outbreak. the centers for disease control says at least 105 people have been sickened by that rare fungal infection. nine people are dead, two of those deaths were in maryland and virginia. health officials linked the outbreak to steroid shots used for back pain. the shots were made by a speclty pharmacy in massachusetts. the cdc telling doctors, stop using any drugs made by that pharmacy. this form of meningitis is not contagious. >>> check your freezer. giant is voluntarily recalling a popular gelato because of a possible salmonella contamination related to peanut butter. talenti cook lat peanut butter cup gelato. take your receipt to giant for a full refund. at least 35 salmonella cases in 19 states including maryland and virginia are linked to a peanut company in new mexico. sunland shut down its plant after fda confirmed salmonella found there. the company provides products to trader joe's, giant, whole foods and target. >>> two games down, both the nationals and orioles are all tied up i
of san francisco to celebrate the win. this was the scene overnight in the city's mission district, where somebody lit a bonfire in the middle of the street. police say other than that, there were not any other major problems or arrests. >> you got to find better ways to celebrate. just starting fires is never a good way. >> but two world series in three years. you've got to spread the wealth around. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> part hurricane, part nor'easter, and all trouble. sandy rolls her way through the region. the brand new forecast track and how people are preparing straight ahead. >> this is a live look at ocean city, maryland. the wind and the rain already battering the beaches. the big fear there today, the storm surge and the eye of the storm is still a fair distance away. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this monday, october 29th, 2012. hurricane sandy is bringing the nap nation's capital to a stand still. >> the federal government is closed. most major local governments clo
, but the giants weren't done yet. san francisco puts up a four run fourth inning including this two-run single by brandon crawford. and that was more than enough for starter barry zito. the wylie vet tosses 7 2/3 innings of shut out ball. giants win, 5-0 to force game six on sunday night. how about some college football? fresh off last saturday's win against uva. the 4-2 maryland terapins host nc state this afternoon. kick off at 3:30 p.m. and home coming affair in college park. with a win the terps would improve to 3-0 in the acc for the first time since 1985. elsewhere big road game for virginia tech as the hokies travel to clemson. virginia takes on wake forest in charlottesville. home coming at howard. bison face morgan state. navy hosts indiana and west virginia welcomes kansas state to morgan town. that's your sports minute. i'm carol maloney. have a great saturday. >> thanks, carol. >>> as carol did just mention, this is home coming weekend at howard and the football game is just part of the festivities. howard's show time marching band will be performing before the game in the school's
angeles and san francisco. but many hope that new metro stations on the silver line and in tysons corner as well as intercounty connector in maryland, express lanes on the beltway and virginia and even street cars in d.c., all of that will help ease the congestion. >> we think we'll see real progress in the next year or so on these projects. >> the worst times to travel are the thursday morning and tuesday evening rours. the best times friday morning and monday evenings. >>> more controversy surrounding the pro israel ads at metro stations as a muslim civil rights group is set to unveil a counterad. these new ads show a quote from the koran that says, show forgiveness, speak for justice, and avoid the ignorant. the council on american islamic relations says these new ads send a positive message. the controversial pro israel ads compare muslim extremists to savages and are sponsored by the american freedom defense initiative. >>> a heads up now for metro riders. expect some delays this weekend for track work. the red line is going to have two portions single tracking. they are going to be
muffin or ham and cheese croissant. they bought a popular san francisco bakery chain. they hope to bring these items nationwide in the next few months if they test well. >> i want a chocolate croissant. what could be better than that? >> 6:41 is our time. i think we'll take a look outside. i would say this could be pretty cool to look at. maybe not better than chocolate, but still pretty savory. >> bon appetite. the predawn glow over capitol hill. on this friday morning, its chi is chilly. we're down in the low 50s. in arlington, fairfax, prince george's, and montgomery counties. much of virginia and maryland down in the mid-50s, except right near the waters. farther west out in the mountains, many locations down in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. by the way, there is peak color in western maryland and much of west virginia. hometown forecast for fairfax, by 8:30, upper 50s. with bright sun and a blue sky. by noontime and early afternoon, lots of sun and climbing into the 70s. then by midafternoon we will have our temperatures into the low 80s understand a clear sky, maybe just a few c
. >>> got him looking! and the giants have won it all. >> major league baseball has new giants. the san francisco giants are the world champs. they completed a sweep of the detroit tigers last night with a 4-3 win in extra innings. >> two world series in three years, not bad. >>> it is now 6:29. coming up, high tide kds be a problem along the coast this morning as hurricane sandy starts her trip to the west. we'll have live coverage from rehoboth beach. >>> this morning hurricane sandy has the potential to endanger up to 50 million people for days. that storm already shutting down beach communities, government, and major transit systems all along the east coast. good morning, everyone. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. hurricane sandy is heading our way. ahead of the storm, pepco says about 700 additional workers from across the country are in our area right now to help the utility company restore any outages. metro shut down all rail and bus service today. all public school systems in d.c. and virginia are closed this morning. the federal governm
struggled in his debut, scoring just 8 points. >>> today it's time to celebrate in san francisco. the city will host a parade for the world champion giants. they won sunday night to complete a sweep of the detroit tigers. it's their second world series title in three years. congrats. >>> next just how high the water rose to make some streets impassable right now in prince george's county. >>> and disaster aid. the dollar amount going to states to clean up damage left behind from hurricane sandy. >>> back to work and back to school. we have you covered. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> we expect to learn more today about what it will take to pick up the pieces left behind from hurricane sandy. president obama will tour the damage left behind in new jersey. the storm is to blame for at least 50 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. sandy is shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters in u.s. history. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >> the storm won't cost you another day of work,
game at the 2012 world series. pablo sandoval crushed three home runs, as san francisco routed detroit 8-3. sandoval joins just three other players to have hit three homers in the world series game. the best part this is the first time he's hit three home runs in any major league game. game 2 of the fall classic is tonight. great game. >>> starting today, you'll get a chance to win free tickets to the national christmas tree lighting ceremony. there are 3,000 seated tickets and 14,000 standing room tickets. if you want one, you enter online at thenationaltree.org, we also have a link at nbcwashington.com. the lottery runs through monday and the 90th national christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on december 6th on the ellipse. >>> and that is "news4 today." >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes weather, traffic and any breaking news. the latest on sandy, of course. we're back here tomorrow morning at 4:28. have a great day. we'll see you tomorrow. >> make it a great thursday, everybody. president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: v
. the san francisco giants are headed to the world series after rooting the st. louis cardinals in game seven 9-0. the giants had to win three straight games in both the conference and division series to keep their season alive, tying a record for the most must win games. they move on to face the detroit tigers for the championship. game one is tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. >> i know it's would have, could have, should have, but i know the nationals could have beat the giants, and we would have been in the world series. >> that's what a true nats fan would say. >>> it is now 5:26. coming up, putting foreign policy in the spotlight as president obama and mitt romney square off in their final debate. >>> plus the unexpected delivery made along the side of the beltway. ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty... million dollars for maryland schools. question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's s
in their place. >>> thousands of anxious shoppers shut down a busy street in san francisco. they were lining up to shop at the new unique glow department store. the company boasts low cost japanese fashion with a techie twist. shoppers can pose in front of digital mirrors which show their outfit in different colors. this is the company's fifth store in the u.s. and first on the west coast. i went online. i won't lie. and on youtube to see what it was all about. we're trying to figure out when they're bringing this to d.c. this is cool stuff. they have models suspended in clear glass. >> i think they stole the idea from the jetsons. they used to have that. >> they did used to have that. so fashion forward. >> the time right now is 6:12. next the college football suspensions that could impact maryland's game against wake forest today. >>> and the reaction you just have to see when a soldier mom surprises her daughter at a pumpkin patch. >>> time to break ott out the fall and winter gear this >>> talk about getting into the halloween spirit. this is the latest challenger for the world's largest pu
an hour in most cities. for now, though, the service is just being tested in san francisco. back to you. >>> first lady michelle obama says she tells her daughters to embrace whomever they're going to be, just don't embrace it on facebook. the first lady recently said in a round table discussion she will not let malia or sasha join the social media site. she says their every moment can be captured and shared online. the first lady talked about conversations with her daughters. she worried someone could use their moments of expression to define their character forever. and it could be a security risk, as you mentioned. >> probably just good for them to stay off the social networking for a while. >> as my mother would say, there will be plenty of years for all of that. a lot of things got put off. so today, we're putting off the warmth too because yesterday we got up to 70. today we're going to have more sunshine, just less warmth around the area. i wanted to show you the freeze warnings that are out. just west of our area. western maryland around cumberland and areas around elkins and we
grows so slowly, that pap smears can find signs even before a tumor forms. >>> the san francisco giants are heading back to the world series after completing another miraculous comeback. heavy rain could not dampen the celebration for the giants, who won their sixth elimination game of the postseason, crushing the cardinals 9-0. the cards had been up 3-1 in the series but scored only one run in the final three games. the giants now face the detroit tigers for the championship. >>> former washington wizards star gilbert arenas is joining a new team in china. formerly known as agent zero here in d.c. has signed a contract with the guangdong southern tigers. he averaged just 14 points a game with the memphis grizzlies last season. the move likely means his nba career is over. ♪ gangnam style >> this is for all you hoya fans. that is former georgetown university center and current indiana pacer roy hibbert putting his spin on gangnam style in a flash mob fashion. hibbert organized the whole thing, surprising mallgoers at the indianapolis circle center. he got into it. check that out. he w
the tigers lost to the st. louis cardinals. tonight the cards will try to win their series against the san francisco giants. >>> the redskins head to the meadowlands this sunday to take on the giants. the defending super bowl champions say they have plenty of respect for the skins rookie quarterback robert griffin iii. one giants defensive player jokingly called him bob before the season began. he claims griffin hadn't earned his nickname rg3. griffin's earned that nickname now along with a ton of endorsemen endorsements, wouldn't you say? >> he's no longer bob, right? >> sir. his name is sir robert griffin. that's what i refer to him now, sir. >> why is that? >> look what he's done. look what he's performed as a rookie. you don't see players coming into the league and performing like that. all due respect in the world goes to him. he's a phenomenal football player. >> the redskins-giants came is set for 1:00 on sunday. >> and he hasn't been opposed to earning that respect either. i think he's done a good job of it. >> very, very mature. he's a good leader. >> time is 5:27. >>> coming up,
. they added minneapolis this week and will expand to the san francisco area later this month. the test will run through the holidays. >>> and we know apple has a loyal customer base, but teenagers may be its biggest fan. a survey by piper jaffray found 40% of teens have an iphone and would have another one. of the teens to buy a new tablet, nearly half said they'd likely go with apple if it starts selling a smaller ipad, which the company is expected to do sometime this fall. >> shartia, thanks so much. good to see you. >>> and if you've always wanted the finer things in life, you're in luck. >> neiman marcus can make it happen. the luxury department store unveiled its latest christmas book yesterday? the most expensive on the item is a pair of diamond studded his and hers watches from van cleef and arpels. that will set you back over $1 million. if broadway is your calling, you can get a walk-on role in the musical annie for a mere $30,000. if that's not your speed, how about the special edition mclaren 12c spider. it's one of only 12 in the world. it sells for $354,000. >> that looks
is just being tested in san francisco. and you can now be a toys 'r' us kid all over the world. starting today, the retailer will begin shipping products to more than 60 countries. the service supplies items bought on their websites. yesterday, toys 'r' us announced it would open toy departments inside 25 macy's stores across the country. these will be open from october 15th to january 15th. >> thank you. >>> no facebook in the white house for the obama children. the first lady recently said in a round table that she won't let her daughters malia or sasha join the social media site. she says she talks to her daughters about growing up in the digital age and warns them every moment can be captured and shared online. the first lady said she told her girls "you can't act bratty because you may be having a moment but somebody could use that moment and try to define you forever." good advice there. >> for any parent to give their kids. >> and some adults, too. >> that's true. a lot of people get in trouble. >>> halloween is just a few weeks away. >> big bird costumes apparently flying off sto
that straekd above the san francisco bay area last week. itted c ecould be billions of y old. >> if it didn't hit her roof, she would have never known. piece of history. >> just looks like a rock at the end of the day. >>> talking about things in our skies around these parts. a nice clear, crisp, cool start to our morning. things are going to change. >> let's go to storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. hey, tom. >> time for your weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. >>> at 6:41, it's cool around the metro area but cold in the rural areas. we're down in the mid-30s in many locations. parts of the shenandoah valley and into the mountains. hometown forecast for rockville, maryland, 64 degrees and sunshine. by the lunch hour, bright and sunny. hour by hour for the entire region, here's the forecast. highs reaching low 70s. so feeling wintry cold now but a dreamy, mild afternoon coming up with lots of sunshine. and then back down to the 60s by 6:00 p.m. a look at the rest of the week and the weekend. storm team 4 forecast coming up in ten minutes. and now dan with your morning traffic
the skies overnight in san francisco and other parts of california. witnesses saw a really bright fire ball streaking across the sky. these pictures from the university of california, they show part of that meteor shower, which will peak over the weekend. they are part of the orion meteors, which are the fastest of all meteor showers, hitting the atmosphere at 148,000 miles per hour. >> cool beans. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom kierein telling us about an octobery day. >> yeah. in fact, we have our own sky show under way. look at this view of our skyline looking off to the east. that bright spot at the top of your screen, that is the planet venus in that dark midnight blue sky, and then that swath of pumpkin orange there at the horizon. high in the sky is jupiter. here is the hometown forecast for franconia. by the noon hour, into the mid 60s. then during the afternoon, hour by hour for the entire region, we should reach the low 70s. much of the area with increasing clouds and a bit breezy. as we get toward late afternoon, 6:00 p.m. might have some thunderstorms moving in sout
in boca raton. just 10.7 million people watched monday night football. only 8.1 million watched the san francisco giants beat the st. louis signals in game seven of the national league championship series. >>> democrat tim kaine will campaign in northern virginia today. the senate candidate will try to appeal to jewish voters when he has lunch at the jewish community center in fairfax. his republican rival george allen had breakfast at the jcc on monday. >>> a major twist in indiana's hotly contested senate race. the republican candidate trying to explain what he meant when he said this about rape during a debate yesterday. >> you struggled with it for a long time, but i came to realize that life is a gift from god. even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> richard mordoch says he meant to say that god does not intend for rape to happen, but god is the only one who can create life. mitt romney distancing himself from the remark. the gop presidential nominee appears in a new ad for mordoch, but his campaign says the com
-bats, as san francisco routed detroit 8-3. kung fu panda joins just three other players to have hit three homers in a world series game. the best part, this is the first time he's hit three home runs in any major league game. game 2 of the fall classic is tonight. cool. >>> starting today, you'll get a chance to win free tickets to the national christmas tree lighting ceremony. there are 3,000 seated tickets and 14,000 standing room tickets. if you want one, you can enter online at thenationaltree.org. we also have a link on our website. that lottery runs through monday. the 90th national tree lighting ceremony will be held december 6th on the ellipse. >>> this morning, we are seeing a mad rush of people selling their apple merchandise just days after word of a new ipad coming out. shartia brantley is live with more on that. >> reporter: trades are not exclusive to the car market. the first thing many consumers did was put their old ipad up for sale. gazelle.com says 140,000 tablets were listed on its site between tuesday and wednesday. a 700% increase from monday. >>> and in other news,
for san francisco and for the second game in a row, the giants blanked the tigers, 2-0. san francisco up three games to none in the series. they will try and win their second world series in three years tonight. that is your sports in a minute. i'm carol maloney. hope you have a great sunned. >> we've been asking for your questions on facebook and twitter in regards to sandy and tom is here to answer them. the first one comes by twitter. how will these power outages compare to those in july, similar or worse? p. i think these will be worse. the ones in july were affecting a smaller area, maybe about a 30-mile wide band. we're talking about areas from richmond, virginia, all the way to boston could have power outage, millions may be affected including our area, unfortunately. >> wow. the second question is coming from facebook. someone is asking what is halloween night looking like? i have five very disappointed little girls if the storm interferes with the one night of the year they're allowed to beg for candy. >> we may have power outages but it looks like it will be drying out, the win
of anxious shoppers shut down a busy street in san francisco. they were lining up to shop at the unique low department store boasting low cost japanese fashions with a techie twist. shoppers can pose in front of digital mirrors which show the outfit in different colors. this is the company's fifth store in the u.s. the first one though on the west coast. i bet someone is already planning to buy her ticket out there. >> i just want to see the cool mirrors. do they conform to your body? i tried to look it up online and couldn't find it. >>> next the choice some maryland educators are making to give students the extra edge. >> chose to come here because it had a bad reputation a. >> coming up how a school is overcoming the odds to help student make the grade. >>> also ahead the dance craze that is going global. the interest that has everyone into gum-gum style. you're watching news 4 today. >>> in this weekend's box office preview nicole kidman plays a death row groupie trying to free john cusack from prison. she enlists the help of a journalist played by matthew mcconaughey who brings his kid
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